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contempt by Satansgoalie contempt by Satansgoalie
I'm sure that when it comes to his family, he is a good husband and father. However when it comes to his perception of the United States of America, his comments lead me to believe that he has nothing but contempt for this country, it's institutions and history.

"...the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties."
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"...We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America..."
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There are too many statements to list here. These are just the two most obvious ones to me.

*This photograph does not belong to me (obviously). I did not take this picture. I used the liquify filter in photoshop to slightly change his facial features. I added the scowl to his lips, raised the eyebrows and added dark circles under his eyes.
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sdavis75 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't say I agree with your sentiment here, but the design work is excellent.

FYI, "negative liberty" is not meant as a criticism; it is a term with a specific meaning in the realm of political philosophy. See: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negative…
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Nicole-Lyn2 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Random thougt I forgot to mention- this reminds me of the Big Brother is Watching You posters from 1984, with the big face and stuff. . . . random thought completed.
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Nicole-Lyn2 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, he could be doing a way better job, but I don't think he hates the country- even though he doesn't really seem to like it either.
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kore12191 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice work! I like how you kept it simple...the best things are the simple ones. And I COMPLETELY agree, he has no respect for the country in which he is in charge of, which is very, very scary.
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nocharge Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
and what is it supposed to be wrong with "...We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America..."? bah
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Satansgoalie Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
Ah, well, lets look at his choice of words.

First, there's the word "fundamentally". Fundamental is defined as "an essential component, a basic fact or principles, far-reaching and thoroughgoing in effect. Sounds important huh?
What are some fundamentals of the American experience? Well, there is our Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the rule of law and our belief in the supremacy of individual liberty.

Next, there is the word "transforming". Transform is defined as "to change or alter in form, appearance, or nature; convert"

So when I hear this quote, I hear it as a call to "change or alter essential components and principles of the United States of America."

Now, seeing as how you are not an American you probably don't care or have a problem with this but I sure as hell do!
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nocharge Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
you're more than right, I am not american and don't care very much. I just entered "contempt" in the search field for some unrelevant reason, I was surely not looking for Obama's pictures.

Nevertheless, I surely know the meaning of "fundamentally" and "transforming", let's see if I got the right meaning of what you wanted to convey reporting that statement. The main element I see in the sentence is a positive one, while I believe you understand it as a negative statement. While I believe there are several facts about USA which are fundamentally wrong and to be changed, you probably don't see those things or you consider them as good things. For instance, while I believe that the American health care system was and still is fundamentally wrong, you probably believe the opposite. When I hear Obama saying that, I am 100% confident that he is talking about such kind of odd things you have in USA, not about mining individual freedom.

When I hear him talking I recognize the speech of a free man, unlike the previous American president which had the face of the man who doesn't even know what he is talking about, he just knew he had to say something which was convenient for him. And if he's going to transform America in those respects, he has my admiration and I believe there is nothing you Americans have to fear about.
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vash2435 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
Obama is the man.
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Satansgoalie Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
yes, but the man of what?
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vash2435 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
The man of the hour.
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